DURHAM stalwart Paul Collingwood will be honoured before today’s game with Yorkshire at Emirates Riverside.

The South West Terrace will be officially renamed the Paul Collingwood Pavilion in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the club.

The Pavilion, which also incorporates the Castle View & Cathedral Suites, will be renamed in honour of the all-rounder’s 23-year service to Durham CCC after the coin toss ahead of today’s opening Royal London One-Day Cup match against Yorkshire Vikings.

The pavilion re-naming will honour the most successful player to ever have played for Durham. He has 11,777 first-class runs, is the leading first-class run-scorer in the club’s history and has appeared in 218 first-class matches, more than anyone else.

Collingwood played 68 Test matches for England, scoring 4,259 runs. He appeared 197 times in One-Day Internationals, more than any other player.

Tom Latham, the New Zealand international, will skipper Durham during the competition.

He replaces Aiden Markram as the club’s overseas player, with the South African completing his four-match deal with the County Championship draw at Derbyshire on Monday.

Che Pujara is hoping some good form for Yorkshire can help reignite his one-day international ambitions with India.

The overseas batsman, 30, does not want to be seen as a Test Match specialist, and is also targeting a return to the IPL, something he has not featured in since 2014.

He played the last of his five ODIs that same year, with a top score of 27.

Pujara’s overall career List A record is impressive. In 91 matches, he has scored 10 hundreds and 25 fifties with a best of 158 not out, averaging 54.17.

Surprisingly, prior to February, he had not played a List A game of any kind since 2015, but he scored 383 runs from nine matches for Saurashtra with top scores of 60 and 94 as well as four successive scores in the forties.

He helped his team to the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, in which he posted that 94. But it was not enough to seal victory over Karnataka.

Yorkshire see him as the ideal man to anchor their RL50 innings. Ahead of day’s day-night televised opener against Durham, under lights (2pm), Pujara said: “I’ve worked a lot to be part of the IPL and the shorter formats, especially one-day cricket.

“I want to be part of the Indian team in ODI cricket and, as I say, the IPL.

“My priority remains Test cricket. But to be a part of the ODI team, you need to have different skills.

“I’ve worked on shots, which will definitely help.

“I played nine games for Saurashtra in February. My form was good. We were also playing on challenging wickets where the average score was about 220. I was still able to score runs.

“I’m very confident my game can adapt to the shorter formats.

“I don’t have to change massively. I think the basics remain the same, and in ODI cricket you have five fielders inside the circle for the whole 50 overs. Once you are in, it’s easier to play your shots with the white ball.

“When you are good at Test cricket, it’s just about switching the gears. I think white ball cricket is a lot easier than red ball. The Kookaburra doesn’t swing a lot.”

England leg-spinner Adil Rashid will play his first match of the season on Friday after putting red ball cricket on the back-burner to concentrate on the limited overs formats for both club and country.